• Digital embellishment: A B Graphic DigiJet (Jet FX)
    Digital embellishment: A B Graphic DigiJet (Jet FX)
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A B Graphic International has expanded its range of modules for its Digicon Series 3 with the launch of its latest, newly branded, digital technology: DigiJet (JetFX).

Supplied in ANZ by Currie Group, the DigiJet gives an online or offline digital embellishment, allowing for multiple processes in one pass, including spot varnishing, digital foiling, and tactile screen on any size of print run.

Its main features include two inkjet heads with UV pinning and UV curing, automated cold foil throw-off, a shuttle system for zero waste, stop start at job changeover, chill rollers for sensitive materials, pre-press software, and food-compliant fluids.

Available in single-bar or dual-bar configurations, DigiJet technology allows the quantity of varnish to be adjusted to a height of 225 microns, varying the required finish. Jobs can be changed on the fly automatically, and the DigiJet module can be integrated with workflow and MIS options as preferred.

The DigiJet module has been installed in several Digicon Series 3s internationally, as well as being retrofitted to existing machines.

Matt Burton, ABG’s global sales director, said: “With technology improving all the time, digital embellishment is where the future is – with short runs, no tooling costs, the ability to change jobs quickly, variable data, personalisation, and dramatically reduced lead times.”

ABG has produced an explainer video to accompany the launch of its DigiJet embellishment module. It can be viewed here. Sample packs can also be requested.

With manufacturing facilities in the UK, Spain and Germany and a global network of sales/service offices, ABG has been manufacturing innovative print finishing equipment for 65 years, during which they have installed some 12,000 finishing machines throughout the world.

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